Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1461-1463
According to the United Nations World Food Programme, 795 million people on the planet don’t have enough food to lead a healthy life. That’s about two and a half times the population of the US, but there’s enough surplus cheese here to give each of those hungry people 1.5 pounds. Even though cheese is not particularly healthy, and some people are lactose intolerant, some cheese is still better than no cheese, which also happens to be my rule at cocktail parties during the passed appetizer period.
All the extra cheese would be gone, dairy farmers could milk cows as much as they pleased, the price of cheese would soar, and the world’s starving masses would be able to enjoy a spot of brie that pairs excellently with a glass of pinot noir. There are no losers here.
Of course, that’s not what will happen.
Whatever we do, though, let’s make sure we don’t give it all away to someone who needs it. That would be un-American.
America is drowning in surplus cheese. What should we do with it all?
Tuesday 17 May 2016 20.09 BST
By GREGG EASTERBROOK
New York Times
MAY 12, 2016
Philippe van Parijs on 11 April 2016